3 year old Bald Eagle at Wingham
by Alex Strong
(Wingham, Ontario, Canada)
3 yr Bald Eagle
A 3 year old Bald Eagle was seen in a rare old Elm. It was -7C and snowing lightly; the snow is evident in the flight photo.
The feathering changes until adulthood are complex and I needed some research to determine what I had photographed.
I think that the mild winter and open water on the Maitland River is responsible for the Bald Eagle sightings in my area this February 2012.Wow, thank you so much for your beautiful pictures, they are amazing!
I'm no expert on Birds, but your fella looks a little like an Osprey, I'm not sure, with the stripe over they eye, and the dark patches under the wings, but I bet one of our readers would know for sure.
Whatever this is, your pictures are lovely and I thank you for sending them to us!